Prepare for high winds, followed by dropping temperatures for the next week

HIGH WIND WARNINGS, intermixed with rain and snow, for Western New York, including Allegany County, WINTER STORM WARNINGS to the west and northwest with major snowfall, and WIND ADVISORIES for Steuben County east and neighboring Pennsylvania counties, are all combining with gradually dropping temperatures and windchills reaching zero and below by Sunday night and continuing at different points through at least Friday.

The High Wind Warnings currently are in effect until 4AM Sunday for Allegany County, Winter Storm Warnings from 10AM today through 7AM Monday, and Wind Advisories until 9PM today for adjoining Pennsylvania counties and midnight for Steuben County east.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for underlying or likely replacement Warnings, Watches or Advisories over at least the next several days.

Check out our prior posts in regard to what has been happening for additional information as to patterns and underlying weather issues.

Current National Weather Service weather projections for the next seven days for the Allegany County seat at Belmont. Variations are likely in different parts of the county, particularly in more rural areas and at different elevations.

Continue to prepare for additional power outage potentials. Secure outside loose items and be cautious, particularly with high profile vehicles, if there is a need to drive. Stay away from windows during windy periods.

Also check on those who are elderly or disabled, particularly as temperatures drop, and plan for pet safety.

Additional information on preparation before, during and after strong winds is available at and for cold weather safety at

For power outage reports and to report outages, go to:
– National Grid:
– Rochester Electric and Gas (RG&E):
– New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG):|

DO NOT CALL 9-1-1. How to report information outages to utilities also should appear on recent electric bills.

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Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NWS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from NWS stations at Buffalo for Allegany County west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

Become accustomed to checking weather resources as weather changes and use our exclusive Weather Resources link on this page to locate more in-depth information for any area of the country.

This resource includes links to Doppler radar, along with snow, wind and rainfall rates and timing in specific areas, simply by using the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS page for any geographic location, and then clicking on the Hourly Weather Forecast graph in the lower right side of the local page.

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